University of Southern California (Physics)
University of Southern California (PhD)
I have a PhD in Physics from USC, and several years of experience teaching at the college level (here and in Japan). I recently completed 3 years as an Assistant Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Now that I'm back in the States, I am looking forward to helping students learn math and physics.
My teaching style helps the student understand the underlying concepts of the field (not just memorizing facts for the test). I am patient, adaptable, and quick to identify problems in the student's math/physics background. This makes me very effective for students who have previously done well but now are running into problems.
I have taught pre-Calc through Multi-dimensional Vector Calculus courses at the college level. What makes me a good tutor, though, is that I understand multiple ways of approaching the same problem and can find the method that works best for the student.
I have taught physics at the college level (mostly E&M) for several years. Also, my research (developing computer code to do physics calculations) gives me a unique insight into the underlying principles. Physics is seen as "hard" by students primarily because of the way it is taught in High School. For me, physics is an exciting field that lets you discover the universe - and I'm happy to share that enthusiasm along with the knowledge.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to work out scheduling. I am flexible on times and happy to work with small groups (1-4). I have a PhD in Physics from USC, and several years of experience teaching at the college level (here and in Japan). I recently completed 3 years as an Assistant Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Now that I'm back in the States, I am looking forward to helping students learn math and physics.
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Linear Algebra was one of the courses I instructed during my time as Asst. Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, JP) in 2012-3.